Travel Grants

Above: 2017 Travel grant recipients

2016 travel grant recipients

Above: 2016 travel grant recipients

IAMCR offers travel grants of up to US$ 1,500 each to members who are early-stage scholars and would otherwise be unable to attend our conferences.

Applicants must have been IAMCR members for at least one full year (i.e. it must be at least their second year as a member of the association), reside in a low or middle income country (see IAMCR's country classification list), and have an abstract accepted for full presentation at the conference. Details, including deadlines and procedures for applying, are announced early each year on the website, newsletter, mailing lists and various social media.

Below are some messages and articles we have received from past travel grant recipients. Please consider making a donation to the travel grant fund. It's a great way to encourage emerging scholars and new perspectives within IAMCR.

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Nelly Lara, a PhD student in the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. Her paper, Discursive practices of women artists in Mexico City's Hip Hop culture, was presented in the Gender and Communication Section.
Sanchari De, a research scholar at Jadavpur University in India, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her paper Political Mobilization and the Network of Shared Cultural Connectivity: An Attempt to Locate The Shahbag Movement in Bangladesh beyond the Realm of Virtual Sphere to the Emerging Scholars Network.
Brian Pindayi from Rusangu University in Zambia received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present his work Press framing of the (2014-2015) Ebola crisis: A comparative case study of, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the Communication and HIV/AIDS Working Group.
Rosemary Chikafa from the Department of English and Media Studies of the University of Zimbabwe received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her work Hegemony or Resistance? An African(a) womanist reading of Sembene’s Moolaade to the Gender and Communication Section.
IAMCR 2015 at UQAM Montreal was my second after Durban 2012. I have since held IAMCR and its conferences in high esteem and I was not disappointed in 2015.
Thirteen travel grants of US$1,500 each have been awarded to support the participation of IAMCR members at our upcoming conference in Montreal.
The nine women and four men are from eleven different countries and will present papers to eleven of IAMCR's 31 sections and working groups.
IAMCR will make thirteen grants worth up to US$1,500 each available to early-stage scholars, who are members in good standing, reside in low and middle income countries and will be participating with a full paper in our upcoming conference in Montreal, Canada.The grants are to help offset the travel costs of IAMCR members who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. You must have a paper accepted for presentation in order to apply and you must have been a paid up member of IAMCR for at least one full year.*
Luíza Alvim has a PhD in communication. She lectures and studies music and cinema at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2014 in Hyderabad, where she presented the paper Between genres and styles in the films of Robert Bresson to the Visual Culture Working Group.
Abdul-Halik Azeez is an independent researcher from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His interests lie at the nexus of critical discourse analysis, social media and hate speech. He received a travel grant to atend the Hyderabad conference and present two papers along with his colleague Dr. Carmen Aguilera Carnerero. Virtual communities and the religious-political interface was presented in to the Islam and Media Working Group and The construction of Muslim identity in Western cyber discourse was presented to the Religion, Communication and Culture Working Group.
Elastus Mambwe, an entry level lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication at the University of Zambia, received a travel grant to present two papers at IAMCR's conference in Hyderabad. When Entertainment Education meets Social Media: A case study of Love Games Zambia, in the Emerging Scholars Network and Celebrity or Just popular? Identifying the Zambian celebrity and their display of economic and political power in the Popular Culture Working Group. He wrote about the experience.
Jacinta Mwende Maweu, a recent PhD graduate from Rhodes University, South Africa, received an IAMCR travel grant in 2013 to attend the conference in Dublin and a second one in 2014 to attend the conference in Hyderabad, India. Jacinta writes that the grant was "an initial remarkable moment" in her academic career.